Mutenroshi Kame Senin (Dragon Ball)

Mutenroshi the Kame Senin


Master Roshi (or Muten Rōshi) is a central character in the early Dragon Ball stories. He appears during the Pilaf Saga, in 1984 (for the manga  version).

These old notes are primarily intended for readers familiar with the classic Dragon Ball material, and interested in a DC Heroes RPG take on such. Less niche material is something that came much later in’s history.

Powers and Abilities

Mutenroshi is the greatest martial arts living human teacher in the world. Impressive, but just the greatest HUMAN. He is a true master in combat (DEX, STR, Martial Artist) and has mastered some special techniques, like air combat (Jumping), Green Tornado (Ritual) or his trademark, the Kame-Hame (Energy Blast).


He can also summon some creatures like the Gamera (a dwarf size version of the kaiju ), the Phoenix (who died from poisoning) or the Kinton Cloud (Occultist (Ritual)).

Despite of his old age (reeeally old, but his sister is the eldest !) he is still one of the stronger, faster and wiser men alive.

The Mystic Power of Kame Hame

The bioenergy wave known as “Kame Hame” is not only an effective range attack. It can also extinguish fire, perhaps because his first trademark user, Kame Senin (Mutaito had a “part fire and water” ki blast) is a “water related” character (“Kame” means turtle, in fact, I think). Energy Blast (Kame Hame) has a +1FC Bonus due to it.

One thing can’t be took apart of the other, and thus the Kame Hame can be used to suffocate fires only at risk of destroying the thing that is burning. This happened when the Kame Senin tried to extinguish the everburning fire at Mount Frypan, Ox King’s home. He succeeded but the castle and two-thirds of the mountain where destroyed by the blast.

Almost 10 years later the flames engulfed the castle again and this time Goku tried to suffocate them. He had a greater control of the Kame Hame blast, but he didn’t manage to extinguish the fire with it as its origin was magical, this time.

To try to suffocate a fire without damaging whatever is burning, the GM may call for a hard Trick Shot with +4/+3 penalties adding to the EV/RV of the attempt.


Superfast combat in the Dragon Ball Setting

Dragon Ball writeups with Invisibility and Illusion contingent on a movement power also have the following special rules applying to those Powers –

  • Illusion and Invisibility only work when moving at least at 6 APs speed.
  • Invisibility APs are equal to half the APs of Running in action.
  • Illusion only makes afterimages of the speedster .
  • If Illusion only works for making motionless duplicates of himself it will be marked by a “Illusion: Motionless Afterimages” limitation, if the afterimages can move, it will be “Illusion: Moving Afterimages”.
  • Characters can make appear a number of afterimages at the same time equal to APs of speed.
  • Characters with movement Powers can use his score in any of them to try to spot an Invisible (contingent on speed) Character or to see past the illusion and detect which afterimage is really the Character.

With all these modifiers, Illusion and Invisibility have a -3FC Limitation value, Contingency included.


Mutenroshi was the pupil of the great Mutaito, the best one along he who would become Turi Senin. They were both friends, until the evil Satanas Piccolo crushed the world with his reign of terror. Mutenroshi and Turi Senin awaited for the defeated master. He returned with the Green Tornado technique, which served to imprison the monster for almost 300 years.

During his training, Turi Senin discovered techniques, climbed the Sacred Tower and fought in lots of tournaments, winning some times the Great Martial Artist Tournament.

He made himself a name and later retired to his little island, where he instructed some pupils, like Songohan (the older) and Ox Satan. He later became the master of Songoku, Krilin, Yamsha, Ten Xin Han and Chaos.

As part of his feats, there is the destruction of the Moon. But I think he just raised a lot of dust in its surface, so it won’t reflect sunlight for some years and so was invisible from Earth. In later chapters the moon was seen again, until, on DBZ, it was again stated as destroyed.


Mutenroshi looks like an old man with a long white beard (cut in “V” shape), wearing a Hawaiian shirt and palm trees shorts. He is bald and is slim.


When girls are involved, he’s an out-and-out pervert. He’ll do all he can to touch, look or trick them. He’s also a good martial arts master, always testing his pupils with hard work, and, in combat, a crafty and dangerous opponent.

If things go serious, Mutenroshi can be a deadly foe, in a human scale. Against superhumans he would be impressive and surprising, but would not be on par with the heavy hitters.


“I’ll give you my dragon ball if you lift your skirt for me.”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Master Rochi, Kame Senin

A 3110 HPs Character

Dex: 07 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 06 Wil: 09 Min: 06 Occupation: Senin
Inf: 05 Aur: 07 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 008
Init: 020 HP: 055

Air Walking: 03, Awareness: 04, Danger Sense: 03, Detect (Power Level): 05, Energy Blast (Kame Hame): 07, Extended Hearing: 03, Full Vision: 01, Illusion: 08, Invisibility: 04, Invulnerability: 03, Jumping: 05, Lightning: 07, Mind Probe: 06, Paralysis: 07, Power Reserve (Energy Blast): 15, Running: 10, Telekinesis: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Detect is Discerning (+1).
  • Illusion: Contingent on Running, Motionless afterimages.
  • Invisibility: Contingent on Superspeed.
  • Paralysis: No range.
  • Power Reserve: when used his body shows the built of one with his Physical attributes (-0); it requires 2 APs of time of preparation and lasts for a single attack. Then it must be normally recovered (-2). It must be used at full power (-1).
  • Telekinesis: contingent on Lightning. Once Lightning has scored 1 or more RAPs of damage, the opponent is attacked with Telekinesis APs against STR/Weight and held on mid air if RAPs are scored. This is the only use of TK (-3 total) .
  • Vehicles: Must use his Skilled score of Vehicles when driving (-1).

Acrobatics: 07*, Detective (Clue Analysis): 05, Martial Artist (+ Techniques): 10, Occultist (Identify Artifacts): 03, Occultist (Ritual Magic): 06, Vehicles (Land): 02, Weaponry (Exotic): 04

Confined H.Q., Intensive Training, Leadership, Pet: turtle, Scholar (Martial arts, Mythology, Ancient History), Slow Aging.

Former pupils (High), Bulma (High), Baba (High), Martial Artist community (Low), Karin (Low).

SIA (sex).


  • Hypnotism [Effect: Mental Illusion: 06, Casting Time: 2 APs, Components: something similar to the illusion (a bald head to make the target see the full moon, per example), HP cost: 21].
  • The Green Tornado [Effect: Diminution: 12, Mystic Freeze: 12, Casting Time: 2 APs, Components: recipient that can be closed. Limit: Diminution only works in devils and there must be a recipient to imprison the devil in or else he breaks free. When the Ritual is complete, the user is attacked by a killing damage Spirit Drain: 12 attack that will continue attacking each round until no RAPs are scored by it; HP Cost: 101].


  • Sunglasses [BODY 01, Shade: 05].
  • Staff [BODY 02, EV 03].
  • Turtle shell [BODY 03. When used, character weight increases 1 AP, and DEX, Acrobatics and Martial Artist (AV) are decreased by 2, Superspeed/Running/Jumping/Gliding/Swimming by 3. It has no power… it just weights 50 kgs! Characters with STR 8+ can ignore this special effect].
  • Omni-Hoi Poi capsules (x3) in his house, including porn magazines, a flying submarine and the house itself.

By KalEl el Vigilante.

Source of Character: Dragon Ball.

Helper(s): Sean MacDonald, Sébastien Andrivet.